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How Tiny ‘Safety Towns’ Give Kids Street Smarts – CityLab

  These miniature towns and roads that dot America aren’t just cute—they’ve helped teach children pedestrian and bike safety since the 1930s. Source: How Tiny 'Safety...

Why Don’t Americans Use Their Parks At Night?

Most cities aren’t fond of letting people use parks after dark. But there are good lifestyle, environmental, and safety reasons to reconsider. Source: Why Don't...

California is much more energy-efficient than the rest of the country

It’s not about luck. It’s about smart policy. Source: California is much more energy-efficient than the rest of the country

The One Thing That’s on Mayors’ Priority Lists Nationwide

At the National League of Cities conference, parks and recreation was the priority for mayors. And for mayors in most of the U.S., housing...

Did the Largest Art Studio Tour in the US Drive Minneapolis’ Gentrification?

As the arts community in Northeast Minneapolis grew, so did the commodification of arts culture. Source: Did the Largest Art Studio Tour in the US...

How Rapid-Response Exhibits Are Changing the Way Museums Engage Their Communities

Rapid-response exhibits are one way museums deal with their place in communities grappling with intense social-justice issues. Source: How Rapid-Response Exhibits Are Changing the Way...

State parks standstill: Why California hasn’t opened a new state park in 10 years

California hasn’t opened a new state park since 2009. A confluence of budget deficits, political choices and failed ballot measures is to blame. But...

What Happens to Culture After a Financial Crisis? A New Exhibition Offers a Global Survey of Art in the Wake of Economic Collapse |...

The exhibition looks at art in Detroit, Greece, Cuba, Italy, and South Korea after each area's financial collapse. Source: What Happens to Culture After a...

The Town That Extended ‘Smart Growth’ to Its Water

As Western states grapple with drought, Westminster, Colorado, has become a model for its integration of water data into the planning process. Source: The Town...

These are the names and locations of the Top 100 people who are killing the planet.

Stop blaming your neighbors. Real accountability starts up top. Source: These are the names and locations of the Top 100 people who are killing the...

The Art of the Migrant Kids Detained in Tornillo – CityLab

A new exhibit in El Paso showcases works of art created by children detained in a massive border encampment of migrants in Tornillo, Texas. Source:...

In the Struggle to Close the Gender Pay Gap in the Art Market, Brazil Has Set a Surprising Example | artnet News

In the international art market the odds of success are stacked against women—but Brazil is an unlikely exception. Source: In the Struggle to Close the...

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND

Source: Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND The Rockefeller Foundation has announced grants totaling $42 million to the Adrienne Arsht Center...

Artificial archipelago: Copenhagen plans floating Silicon Valley

Cities Artificial archipelago: Copenhagen plans floating Silicon Valley Denmark’s...

Decolonial planning in North America

An intersection in Kenora, Ontario Canada. From the documentary Colonization Road directed by Michelle ...

Why history matters in equitable development planning

The researchers could have led with the numbers — homes purchased, local small businesses assisted, construction worker trainees placed, pounds of fruit and...

New York City comptroller proposes turning the BQE into a truck-only roadway with a park on top

Via Wikimedia Adding another perspective to the many voices who are seeking a solution to the “most challenging project not only in New York...

As Museums Fall in Love With ‘Experiences,’ Their Core Missions Face Redefinition

Remember around 10 years ago, when “curate” became the mot du jour, descending from the ivory tower of museums and white-cube galleries to describe...

The Secret Ingredient of Resilient Cities: Culture

An oft-told urban success story is that of Medellín, Colombia. Under Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug lord that inspired the Netflix show Narcos, the...

What Will the Art Gallery of the Future Do? Pace’s Marc Glimcher on the Coming Disruption and Why the ‘Art World Is Not Fair’

Last month, I had the opportunity to talk to Pace Gallery president and CEO Marc Glimcher about where the art industry is headed and...

A Modernist Gas Station With a New Purpose

Most gas stations are architecturally forgettable, but not this one. A squat, unusually minimalist service station on Nuns’ Island—a sector of Montreal that was exclusively...

To Build a Better Bus Lane, Just Paint It

“Red carpet” bus lanes can be a cheap, fast, and effective way to smooth commutes for public transit users and drivers alike.

Why Hong Kong is claiming gold greens for new housing

In a controversial decision, the government has announced it will take part of a golf club and redevelop it as housing, much of it...

Six ways Philadelphia can create more equitable, imaginative, and inviting spaces

ART PRACTICE Philly’s public space projects increasingly include artists who help create new conversations about change, helping us see familiar places anew. At Hatfield House,...